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PCC Emily Spurrell (left) with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester

This oversight is driven through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Merseyside Strategic Policing and Partnership Board (MSPPB) which brings senior leaders together to focus on key policing and community safety issues across Merseyside.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is also supported in this work by a Steering Group.

The MVRP Steering Group

Structure of the VRP

The MVRP Steering Group are responsible for providing governance and direction to our team. This includes supporting the development and delivery of the MVRP projects by contributing their expertise to strategy, performance, finance, targets and reputation.

They also monitor performance against those targets and risks. The MVRP Steering Group meet every quarter to provide governance, oversight, and guidance to the work of the core team. 


Many functions of the MVRP are also run in conjunction with Merseyside Police.

In 2021, the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police set out six priorities for the force. One of these was Prevention.

The MVRP’s work supports this approach – helping Merseyside Police and wider partners to better understand crime, how it affects our communities and ultimately prevent it from happening in the first place.

Back of a woman police officer walking up the street


We also recognise the importance of effective academic review and evaluation.

That’s why we work closely with Professor Quigg, Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention at the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University to review our work and the programmes we support and fund.